US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said about 20 countries had announced new aid packages consisting of security assistance to Ukraine during a virtual meeting with allies, Monday’s session aimed at coordinating armed aid for Ukraine. Kyiv.
The countries that have announced new packages are Italy, Denmark, Greece, Norway and Poland, Austin told reporters after a meeting of Ukraine’s Defense Contact Group.
Austin says about 20 countries will help Ukraine, including harpoon launchers and missiles
Denmark will provide a launcher for harpoon-type missiles and missiles to defend the Ukrainian coast, Austin said, according to Reuters.
US Army Chief of Staff Mark Milley told a news conference that the United States was still “far behind” any reintroduction of US forces into Ukraine.
NATO is ready to continue providing military aid to Ukraine for years in Russia’s war with Russia, including by facilitating the transfer of Soviet-made weapons to the Ukrainian army, as well as modern Western weapons, the Alliance’s secretary general said on Thursday. Jens Stoltenberg, according to Reuters.
“We have to be prepared for the long term,” because “there is an absolute possibility that this war will last for months or years,” Stoltenberg said at a youth meeting in Brussels.
“NATO allies are preparing to provide long-term support and also help Ukraine make the transition from old Soviet-era military equipment to more modern weapons and systems according to NATO standards, which will require more training.” explained the general secretary, according to agerpres.ro.
If at the beginning of the Russian invasion the military aid to the Ukrainians focused on small arms and portable anti-tank and anti-aircraft missiles, in the context of the new phase of the war in which Russia focuses on the eastern part of Ukraine, its army increasingly needs heavy weapons. . Most of the weapons transferred to Kiev by NATO were Soviet-made equipment taken from the stocks of Eastern European armies, but recently several NATO members, primarily the United States, began to offer Ukraine howitzers, as well as other categories of weapons. heavy weapons.
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